Agia Napa, Party Capital of Cyprus

By: Kev Moore

The word "Agia" means saint and "Napa" translates into wooded valley so when you go clubbing in Agia Napa be sure to remember that. Yeah right! You will probably associate this beautiful holiday resort with late night clubs and trendy bars buy believe me it has a whole lot more to offer holiday makers of all ages. True, it is a great place for a good time but it is a great family resort too offering something for everyone. So before you write it off as somewhere just for young party goers it could be worth reading on.

The town was once a small fishing village with a pretty harbor and a few local shops tucked away a few kilometers from the bustling resort of Protaras. The harbor is still there and now it is home to a host of pleasure craft as well as the little fishing boats. If you don't wear yourself out clubbing you can still catch the fishing boats as they return in the morning and maybe even pick up some fresh fish too. Another great feature of the harbor area are the many restaurants where you can relax and watch the world go past whilst enjoying a huge range of cuisine including surprisingly, fish!

The beaches in Agia Napa are amoungst the best in the area perfect for bathing or sun bathing with plenty of beach front bars and restaurants to escape to when the sun gets too much for you. Nissi beach is another beautiful stretch of coast with plenty of water sports and facilities for all the family. There is a great paved walkway that runs along the coast from Agia Napa harbor right through to Nissi beach which is a great way to walk off those hoiday excesses and take in the beautiful coastal scenery at the same time.

The town has more than enough shops and supermarkets of every conceivable type so you won't go short of any of those holiday essentials either. Bars, how many do you want? Even if clubbing doesn't float your boat it's still worth paying a visit to the famous Agia Napa square home to all the top clubs and bars. Bearing in mind that things don't get going properly until about one o'clock in the morning the bars are already bustling from around 9pm. So why not take justa little peep and maybe indulge that hidden party animal just a little. There are even several clubs that play the nostalgic music of the 70's 80's and 90's so even the mums and dads be able to sing along.

If you are looking for a Cyprus holiday that's suitable for families you will find that Agia Napa has everything you could want. There's plenty of family resturants including K.F.C. and a Macdonalds too so the kids will be easy to please. The accomadation in all parts of Cyprus is clean and modern so you can expect nothing less in Agia Napa too. The resort boast several top class hotels 5 star and above if you want to be pampered to death or modern apartment complexes if you prefer to please yourselves. Whatever you decide you can be assured that Agia Napa will be a Cyprus holiday to remember and it's a great place to start if you want to explore more of this beautiful Island paradise.

With so much to offer to such a wide range of Cyprus holiday makers it's no wonder that families and couples return to Agia Napa year after year and recommend it to their friends and family. If you want to sample the best of Cyprus you won't go far wrong choosing Agia Napa as your holiday destination. If you don't find everything you expect for a great family holiday in Agia Napa Cyprus the chances are you won't find it anywhere. Enjoy Agia Napa and Cyprus!

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